Knit Turban Twist Headband

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I love the look of twisted headbands. The twist gives the ear warmer some added flair. If you haven’t had the chance to check out my other twisted ear warmer pattern you can find that HERE. It is made with a chunky yarn, making it extra soft and squishy.

This twisted turban headband is made with Patons classic wool. If wool makes you too itchy, you can use a worsted weight yarn that is 100% acrylic. A great alternative would be Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn.

You can find the ad-free, PDF version of this pattern on Etsy HERE!

Once you cast on your stitches, begin knitting in the round. Continue knitting until you have a tube that is 18 inches long. 

Since there is extra stretch to the knit the headband will stretch to fit a head circumference of 20-22″ 

Once you have completed your tube that is 18 inches long. Cast off. Make a twist in the headband. 

Once you have created the twist, whipstitch the ends together. 

Knit Turban Twist Headband 


  • This pattern is written using Patons classic wool yarn. You can use any worsted weight (level 4) yarn that you would like.
  • If you would like the height of your headband to be shorter, cast on fewer stitches.


  • Patons classic wool yarn
  • 5.5 mm 16” circular knitting needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle


Written for adult

Cast on 60 stitches. Join in the round.

Knit each row until you have knit a tube that is 18” long.

Cast off.

Lay tub flat. Make one twist in the headband, Whipstitch ends together. And you’re done!

This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Daphne

    Hi! What size should it be if i’d make it for a 2 and a 4 year old girls?

    1. northernmoose

      Hello. I would cast on a few less stitches because the headband doe not need to be as thick as it would for an adult. And I would knit until your piece measures about 14-16 inches long. 14 for the two year old and 16 for the 4 year old.

  2. Gayle

    Is it possible to Kitchener the ends together, after flattening each side and then joining? I don’t like a bulky seam

    1. northernmoose

      Ive never tried that. So I’m not sure if it is possible. Your basically knitting a long tube and seaming the ends together.

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